Veronica Avila is a labor rights organizer and researcher. She is currently the Strategic Research Associate with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), a restaurant workers’ center committed to improving wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce. Prior to her work in research she was a labor rights organizer, organizing with several service worker unions and the Chicago chapter of ROC. Veronica holds an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science from the London School of Economics.
Data & SocietyVeronica Avila explores the roots of restaurant work in slavery and servitude, and how some employers are using the “threat of automation” in order to promote fear within their industry. Read moreJune 2019